Wasco, OR Demographics


Population (year 2000): 381. Estimated population in July 2005: 341 (-10.5% change)
Males: 192 (50.4%), Females: 189 (49.6%)

Sherman County

Zip code: 97065

Median resident age: 45.2 years
Median household income: $35,917 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,700 (year 2000)

Races in Wasco:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.9%)
  • American Indian (3.7%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)

Ancestries: German (26.8%), United States (16.3%), English (11.5%), Irish (8.7%), French (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Elevation: 1270 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wasco

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wasco city

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

2.1% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wasco:

  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • MID-COLUMBIA MEDICAL CENTER (about 34 miles; THE DALLES, OR)
  • SKYLINE HOSPITAL (about 56 miles; WHITE SALMON, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wasco:

  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 68 miles; YAKIMA, WA; ID: YKM)
  • ROBERTS FIELD (about 97 miles; REDMOND, OR; ID: RDM)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 119 miles; PASCO, WA; ID: PSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wasco:

  • WASCO STATE (about 3 miles; WASCO, OR; ID: 35S)
  • GOLDENDALE (about 19 miles; GOLDENDALE, WA; ID: S20)
  • COLUMBIA GORGE REGIONAL/THE DALLES MUNI (about 33 miles; THE DALLES, OR; ID: DLS)
Amtrak station near Wasco:

  • 20 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasco:

  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 99 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; FT enrollment: 7,420)
  • CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 112 miles; BEND, OR; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 116 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,132)
  • MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 121 miles; GRESHAM, OR; FT enrollment: 4,867)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 121 miles; PASCO, WA; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 129 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,074)
Public primary/middle school in Wasco:

  • NORTH SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 1 BARNETT ST; Grades: KG – 06)